Research Tools

BU Libraries Search

Search for all kinds of quality academic materials—databases, print books and ebooks, print journals and ejournals, and online articles—and retrieve them quickly in our discovery tool. Read more in About the BU Libraries Search.

Create Bibliographies

Learn about bibliographic management tools to help organize your references, create bibliographies, share your research with others, and format your paper while you write.

Library Catalogs

Our Library Catalogs page describes several catalogs of BU resources and links to many other local academic libraries, such as the Boston Library Consortium institutions, that hold specialized resources. Links to regional and international organizations may also be found here.

Wireless Network

All major BU Libraries offer wireless network access. Get full details on how to connect from Information Services & Technology.


Look for the Find@BU button in our subscription databases to get you access to scholarly articles online or to request an article through our Interlibrary Loan service.